Originally Posted by Rrrrrachel
You don't get it. There is not a danger to a small percentage of non immune people in a population. In small percentages non-immunity doesn't compromise herd immunity. The percentage of people who don't develop immunity after vaccination is very, very small. In these people re-vaccination is unlikely to help, unless the primary failure of the vaccine is due to an error like mis administering the vaccine or not adhering to the booster schedule.
Lack of immunity is a problem when it happens in larger percentages, because it compromises herd immunity. The can happen when large percentages choose not to vaccinate or when small percentages choose not to vaccinate but cluster geographically. People who are non immune due to primary vaccine failure are a smaller percentage and dont' cluster geographically (because they are randomly distributed) so it wouldn't apply to them.
There is not something magic about school. Going to school without being vaccinated does not magically make you dangerous.
I do get your point.
I wonder if you get mine and others expressed in this thread.
If someone comes on and says non-vaccinated children should not go to school, as we want to keep the number of non-vaxxed kids in school down to protect the herd (even though those same kids do go to parks, play dates, soccer, ride public transit etc), then pro-vaxxers need to have that requirement placed on them as well. Diseases such as CP and pertussis have vaccines that are quite ineffective. If you insist all non-vaxxers have exemptions or don't go to school for the sake of public health, then it is legitimate to insist vaxxed children have their titres tested or have exemptions to go to school in the case of less effective vaccines and endemic VADs. It is not as if a VAD discriminates between someone who is unimmunized and someone whose immunization did not take. I do not think it is necessary to check titres for vaccines that are highly effective.
For the record, I do not think exemptions should exist. I have less issues with registering as a non-vaxxer to get into school. As I do not think exemptions exist, I do not think anyone should have to have their titres checked (really major epidemics not-withstanding).